A few years ago I stumbled on The Power of Art, which aired on the BBC in 2006. It's the work of the noted British art historian Simon Schama. In each of the eight nearly hour-long episodes, he focuses on the work of a single artist:
|David With the Head of Goliath|
|Apollo and Daphne|
|The Death of Marat|
|The Slave Ship|
|Wheat Field with Crows|
|Black on Maroon|
"This is not a series about things that hang on walls, it is not about decor or prettiness. It is a series about the force, the need, the passion of art...the power of art."
I found these explorations to be thought-provoking and exhilarating, impressive enough so that I bought the series, available as a boxed set. It's also on YouTube.
I can't encourage you enough to dip in and see for yourself.
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